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If you do follow us then you’ve seen the REEL TALK segment we do every week and the last couple where I break down the different levels of nutrition and the bosses you have to defeat to pass each level.
Today Im going to go over each level and a little more in depth with you.
When you’re trying to figure out what nutrition plan is best for you there’s multiple things to consider but I believe there’s a hierarchy of importance and levels to this game of nutrition! It’s like a game you have to defeat each Boss at each level to continue on …
Level 1 Calories
The first thing you need to get down right whether it’s for weight loss, maintenance or gains is how many total calories you’re eating on a daily basis, when you’re in control of that you can control whether you’re gaining, losing or maintaining your current weight. To determine how many calories your need you need your BMR (basal Metabolic Rate) there’s calculators online or you can get a BodyScan done with me, then we add in how hard you train and how much you move to get an estimate of how many calories you need on a daily basis. Then we defeat the level one Boss of Nutrition- Bowser and you can control your weight.
Level 2 Macros
The next thing you need to figure out is how your calories are divided between protein, fat and carbs (macronutrients), when you’re getting enough protein and controlling your fat and carb intake your controlling the game, you can gain more muscle and lose more fat this way. You’ll have more energy, be less hungry, sleep better, perform better AND you defeat level 2 BOSS Goro
Level 3 Micronutrients
Micronutrients are what your macronutrients are made up of(vitamins and minerals) and are important for you to thrive , feel energized, perform well, and recover well. We want to make sure your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals you need, so the quality of your protein, carbs and fat becomes very important on level 3, eating a diverse diet in whole foods is going to have you feeling your absolute best and making sure you’re deficient in certain vitamins and minerals that can lead to long term health problems. When you get this lockdown you’re defeating level 3 BOSS Thanos and taking your gains to the next level.
Level 4 Individuality
The 4th and final level of Nutrition is Individuality
You see what works for me and my needs is going to be different than you, all the same concepts are applicable BUT I may need more calories or more protein or Vit D than you! My needs are specific to me and my goals and my training and lifestyle. I guarantee most of you who would eat as much as me would get FAT!
Figuring out what works for you is a process that needs to be tested and readjusted over the course of a year and years
That’s the fun of this nutrition game is it’s ever evolving and you have to stay on top of it!
The funny thing about the last BOSS is you have to look in the mirror to find it
It’s not about defeating the last BOSS it’s about becoming the BOSS of your nutrition and what works for YOU
When you do that your nutrition level is BOSS